The Heroic Adventures of Donny CoyoteBook - 2003
Ken Mitchell, one of Canada's premier story-tellers, returns with this riotous, outrageous retelling of the Cervantes classic, starring Donny Coyote and his recycling depot side-kick, the foul-mouthed and conniving Sandra Douleur. The naïve and good-hearted Donny gains his inspiration not from stories of romantic chivalry, but from superhero comic books. He and Sandra quit their jobs at a recycling depot in Moose Jaw and head south in their trusty Coyote Mobile, a converted welding truck. They see the natural wonders of Yellowstone Park before arriving in the most outrageous place on the continent - Las Vegas.Along the way, Donny determinedly tries to right the wrongs of the world, while Sandra looks for ways to make a fast buck. Donny tilts at wind turbines, steals a wash basin which he mistakes for the helmet of the superhero Flash, and encounters a strange hermit.The Heroic Adventures of Donny Coyoteis both a parable and a savagely comic satire of North American values and the need for heroes, all wrapped in an extravagant, hilarious misadventure that is as action-packed and vivid as any comic book.
Publisher: Regina : Coteau Books, c2003.
Branch Call Number: FICTION MIT